Pig farrowing !


So we were expecting piglets …. Sapphy our first ever piglet born here at Willow farm was due and we were watching her closely.

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Yesterday tea time Kate informed me that her milk had come in so …. we were extra vigilant and I went to have a look before heading to bed at 8.30.

Sapphy had other plans for us and had already popped out one!

Here is a film of number 3 emerging šŸ™‚ With Kate and I coaxing her on.

So very wet and slippery šŸ™‚ We dried her off and put her to one side whilst Sapphy continued and continued.

At midnight we went to bed as having had 9 piglets she was starting to deliver the afterbirth.
Only one had needed pulling out and they were all cute as anything.
So this morning before heading off to work I went to check on them and found …..

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12 beautiful piglets feeding from Mum.

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She is one very proud pig.

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And this evening they are slightly more active.

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but tiny compared to Mum!

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All in all a good 24 hours work šŸ™‚

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